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Pilot Strike Leaves Lufthansa Airline Passengers Stranded

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Passengers of Lufthansa Airline are currently suffering due to a three-day pilot strike which has caused the cancellation of as many as 3,800 flights.

The situation in the company has left a lot of passengers stranded.

Already, the strike is been tagged one of the biggest strikes in the history of Europe’s biggest airline. For three full days, 5,400 Lufthansa pilots intend to strike, causing the cancellation of 3,800 flights. Only about 500 of the shorter flights have been taken on by Lufthansa subsidiaries such as Eurowings, but the company’s budget airline Germanwings is also affected by the strike.

Lufthansa believes that around 425,000 passengers will be affected, and large sections of the air traffic in major German hubs like Frankfurt and Munich could be shut down altogether.

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A strike of this magnitude is considered a “higher power,” which means that passengers simply have to accept the fact that there will be significant delays, re-routings, or cancellations. Several consumer advocate websites have said customers are not entitled to any compensation if they cannot make an important trip.

inside Germany. According to Lufthansa, customers can easily swap their flight tickets for rail tickets either at Lufthansa counters or online.

As many as 3,800 flights had to be cancelled already.

Once the pilot’s union Cockpit had confirmed the exact date of the strike, Lufthansa attempted to keep passengers informed of cancellations via e-mail or text message, as well as on the Lufthansa website, promising to deal with all cases as flexibly as possible. Passengers are also entitled to cancel their flights and receive a full refund.

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Long-distance flights, however, are more complicated. Though Lufthansa said it is trying to transfer passengers to other airlines, it will presumably only be possible with a fraction of the flights, and most long-distance passengers will face serious delays.

“But they will be completely looked after by our staff,” Lufthansa spokesman Boris Ogursky told DW. “If passengers are waiting for a cancelled return flight to Germany, for instance, then they can turn to Lufthansa employees and we will find hotels for them to stay in until their flight takes place.”

Additional information: Deutsche Welle

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Mosques, Churches To Reopen On June 19, 21

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Religious activities will resume in Lagos State on Friday, June 19, and 21 respectively.

According to a new directive by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the ban on religious activities will cease in the state on June 19 and 21.

Muslim services to resume on Friday, June 19, while Christian worship begins on Sunday, June, 21

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The directive however restricts children below the age 15 of 15 from attending such religious gatherings with gatherings restricted to only Fridays and Sundays.

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Godswill Akpabio Failed To Deliver On 500 Million Contract-Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

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Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta has accused the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio of getting a N300 million fence construction contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

 

According to The Cable, while still the senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, Akpabio requested for a N500 million contract from the NDDC in 2017. The Minister was reportedly given the contract of fencing Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom, (N200 million), and Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene (N100 million).

 

The publication reported that Akpabio got N150 million for entrepreneurship training on the use of modern farming implements for youths and women of Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district and N50 million for the renovation of a hostel at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state.

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Akpabio got N300m fence construction contract from NDDC - Senator Peter Nwaoboshi

 

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, June 3, Senator Nwaoboshi said the contracts were fully paid for but there was nothing to show for it.

 

He said:

 

“Findings show that while there was no physical evidence of implementation of these projects, checks show contracts were awarded and fully paid for.

“Such practices have turned the region to sites of abandoned projects.”

 

This is coming after Akpabio said he would not allow the NDDC to be raped under his watch. A few days ago, the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state raised an alarm about NDDC abandoned projects and the agency being “turned to an ATM” by politicians.

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Akpabio said;

 

“We have also had a lot of political interference, people have not allowed NDDC to work as it ought to, people coming with ideas not to move the region forward but to move their pockets forward. It has always been so… I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency.”

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Man Beat Four Year-Old Son To Coma

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A man simply identified as Tunde has been arrested by men of the Lagos state police command.

He was arrested for beating his four-year-old son, Ezekiel, to a state of coma, leaving him with several body marks.

The father of the boy reportedly got angry because he excreted on himself.

Man arrested for beating his four-year-old son to coma in Lagos (photos)

Neighbors revealed that Ezekiel’s mum and his father Tunde were married for a few years until she left him over constant acts of domestic violence. She initially left with Ezekiel but later returned him to his father who had already remarried.

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A neighbor told The Nation that Ezekiel was always being maltreated by Tunde and his new wife.

“Tunde married another wife and the woman always beat Ezekiel at every little provocation. Nobody in the neighbourhood could stop Tunde from beating the boy because of his unruly behaviour,” the neighbor said

Confirming his arrest, the Igando Divisional Police Officer, CSP Taiwo Kasumu said:

“We have arrested him and the child is with us. Though the child can’t be with us; I have contacted the Lagos State Child Protection Unit for further action.”

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